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US House of Reps. adopts resolution in favour of sending lethal weapons to Ukraine

On March 23, 2015 the US House of Representatives has approved by 348 votes to 48 the H.Res. 162 Calling on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Republican Representative for Florida Ileana Ros-Lehtinen stated:

“Unfortunately for Ukrainians and for international security, (US) President (Barack) Obama has chosen inaction in the guise of endless deliberation.”

Speaker Boehner’s Press Office reported that House Speaker John Boehner praises bipartisan vote to support Ukraine:

“The House reflected the will of the people again today in passing a bipartisan call-to-action to help the Ukrainian people. There is an overwhelming support for sending military aid to help address the crisis in Ukraine. Without action from this administration, Russia’s aggression will continue to be left unchecked. While Congress has already provided the White House with the authorities, resources, and political support to aid the government and people of Ukraine, today’s vote is yet another sign that the American people support action to help our ally. I applaud the Foreign Affairs Committee for its work, and I hope the president will take action and reassure our friends and allies that we stand behind them.”


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